Tag Archives: budgets

It’s official: prices are going up

Following on from my post a couple of days ago about rising prices I was reading this article this morning (source) which added fuel to my argument (not that anything will change, but hey). This is my amended calculations with the … Continue reading

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It’s not just prices that are rising

So is our anger. Yet there is nothing we can do except what everyone else is, and manage the best we can. Being on a limited and fixed income has been our way of life for years. Neither of us … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Toilet Roll

Hubby and I are average users of ‘The Smallest Room’, but when we were getting through a complete toilet roll in just a few days, I was concerned that our digestive systems were up the creek. Then I checked the … Continue reading

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Headline Catcher : 23rd January

Readers familiar with my blog know we live on a tight budget and I am Queen of the Spreadsheets. I have one for the accounts, one for the house, one for food, one for the car, one for utilities………. you … Continue reading

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Do you have a Christmas Budget?

With December just around the corner, the media headlines are full of Christmas, from gifts to food to toys and budgets. Some families are no doubt anxious and worried about the holidays and seeing to it that their kids don’t … Continue reading

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Energy in your pocket: Just a thought

According to Ofgem, the UK average dual fuel bill is £1,131 a year, that’s £94.35 a month, which equates to nearly 4% of the average UK household budget. If you live alone or there’s only two of you in a … Continue reading

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News article: Food diary

Hubby came across this in the online news and as you all know I am very food (and money) conscious so I thought it worthy of a post. Bearing in mind the writer works full time, but from home as … Continue reading

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Has Beens

Hands up those who remember the advert in the UK Beanz meanz Heinz? As a kid, I was never a fan of beans, much preferring spaghetti but I was in a minority. If Mum could get the small tins, or … Continue reading

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Bummer: all change

Ho hum, all change here on WP and I cannot use the classic editor as I have been so I hope this turns out OK. It cost us £102 for a diagnostic report on the car to confirm the fault … Continue reading

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Shopping on a budget

Hubby picked up on a headline today about a savvy mum spending £10 on food for the week in comparison to the government’s ‘£30 food parcel’ which probably only cost just over a fiver. I couldn’t find that one, but … Continue reading

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